Ok, when you see my coat closet you may think it’s surely been longer than 2 years since the last time I cleaned it out, but alas, my old post doesn’t lie, and neither does the much bigger shoes my children now wear…So here goes, my current “before” picture:
Uh…Yikes! Flip flops do not work in the snow, and I don’t think we will be wearing our summer sun hats much this time of year, and with all the stuff on the floor, it’s a bit difficult getting my vacuum cleaner in there.
Thank goodness for I’m An Organizing Junkies challenge or who knows when I would have made myself tackle this closet, and you know, after putting it off, it only took about 30 minutes to get it back into shape. (I wish I could get into shape that fast!)
I switched out the flip flops and stored the summer items in the basement with the beach toys, and donated a bunch of shoes and coats that the kids have outgrown.
That left plenty of room up top for a bag to keep everyone’s snow pants in, and my cleaning caddy.
My shoe bag on the side still works great for holding everyone’s gloves and hats, and there are just enough spaces for each one of us to have one for each.
I labeled them previously with a permanent marker (sorry for the sloppy handwriting). I purged a few gloves and hats that were too small for the kids.
I’m thrilled to have it done, and I suspect the other members of the house are too!